Today Franchise Interviews celebrates Thanksgiving, our 650th podcast, and 13th year anniversary. We start our show with our most recent Great Quotes in Franchising podcast. Today’s Great Quote in Franchising comes from Joseph Berger – President of You’ve Got Maids, Joseph has a unique perspective on the franchise industry as the residential cleaning concept was founded by his parents, Frank and Cynthia Berger. Joseph discusses why franchising is similar to taking an open book test.
Next we play one of our earliest interviews with Scott Haner of the Yum! Brands franchise opportunity. Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 48,000 restaurants in more than 145 countries and territories primarily operating the company’s restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. Worldwide, the Yum! Brands system opens over eight new restaurants per day on average, making it a leader in global retail development. In 2018, Yum! Brands was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and ranked among the top 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. In 2019, Yum! Brands was named to the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index for the second consecutive year.